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Syracuse Football Recruiting: QB Commit Tommy DeVito Buys into Babers' Offense

The 2017 New Jersey commit says he chose SU over other programs for Coach Babers' hurry-up spread offense.

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There's a lot about Syracuse Orange football's coaching change to be excited about, but a major focus has been on Dino Babers' offense. Class of 2017 quarterback commit Tommy DeVito is excited about it too.

DeVito told that his main reason for choosing Syracuse over other prospective schools, such as Rutgers and Boston College, was the appeal of the Baylor-esqe high tempo spread offense that Babers has employed at each of his head coaching stops. 

"Coach Babers did a great job of pointing to all the statistics," DeVito said, "And statistics do not lie." 

The three-star QB plans to arrive to campus next May to focus on reaching his goal weight and improving his skills. He will be contending with, presumably. (would-be junior) Eric Dungey, (would-be redshirt senior) Austin Wilson, and 2016 frosh Rex Culpepper.

DeVito says he wants to "hit the ground running and compete on day one."


The New Jersey commit is also trying to help recruit others from his state to come play for Babers at Syracuse. DeVito is the third recruit of the 2017 cycle to announce his commitment to the Orange.

"They are starting to (give me names) and I am also giving them names of kids that I feel can help us," stated DeVito.

DeVito's early devotion to the program is promising, especially since he won't be signing a letter of intent until next February. For Coach Babers to succeed at SU, he'll need other recruits to believe in his system more than those of other Northeast programs, and get proven results on the field to lure in recruits in the future. Having recruits like DeVito do some recruiting for you is an asset to the program as well.